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Co-Responder Schemes

Co-Responder Schemes

The RFU has always supported the use of Co-Responder schemes within the Fire Service.

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RFU E-BULLETIN – 21 DECEMBER 2016

Fire Reform It is reasonable to state that the fire service has evolved over the last decade with its focus moving from being reactive to preventative, resulting in a large reduction in the overall number of calls requiring an emergency response. Nobody should be in any doubt that the fire service will continue its evolution […]

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Thomas Report – Our View

Having now had the opportunity to digest the contents of the Thomas Report, it is important that we publically provide our view on the document. It is unfortunate that, for whatever reason, the publication of the report has been significantly delayed, however, as is the case with a number of reports on the fire service, […]

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RFU continue links with Japanese Firefighters’ Association

Last month the RFU, at the invitation of the Japanese Firefighters’ Association, attended a conference held in Tokyo on Disaster Prevention in Communities and the Volunteer Fire Service (International Symposium). Executive RFU officer Sean Cooke from Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue, attended the event which was fully funded by the Japanese government where he gave a presentation on […]

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